Last night I decided I would indulge in a little hand sewing while watching utter rubbish on TV!
I've picked out some vintage inspired fabrics (some are genuinely old!) to get started on my hexies (part of the Hex-A-Long being hosted by Lily's Quilts).
While rummaging through the 'stuff everything into it and forget about it' drawer, I came across my old hexie templates and even some old papers I'd used before, as well as some gems that a family member had passed onto me a few years ago.
|Scissors still in their original leather zippered pouch! And that's velour in the lining!|
|I think this is a heron?|
|The cutest thing ever .... look what they become ....|
|Tiny fold out scissors - and they're really sharp!!|
|Most of the original needles are still there!|
|And what could this be?|
|A needle canister!|
There's something about English Paper Piecing that stirs up romantic notions of an era gone by! So I decided to make this project truly historical and vintage by combining really old (but fully funtioning) equipment with my vintage inspired fabrics.
And so, with a vintage tin to keep everything in, I'm sorted and ready to hex-a-long!